Spy Sweeper

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Joe S, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I tried Webroot Spy Sweeper again a few weeks ago and last week I began to notice problems. IE and Firefox would both freeze at times. And sometimes Explorer freezes. Then I noticed I couldn't send email from Thunderbird without getting a pop up from Spysweeper. So I disabled it and switched to Spybot Search and Destroy now everything is normal again. Webroot's costomer support really sucks. Last time I sent in a problem I got an email with a link to FAQ's! Definitely won't renew again.
    Joe
     
  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Warning message when you run Webroot Spy Sweeper and Microsoft Windows Defender on the same computer: "Possible Hosts File Hijack (Medium Alert)"

    (There has been some problems with "Spy Sweeper" giving "Windows Defender" false positives for infection) I know that versions 5 and 6 work for Vista 32 bit OK The version that come with the antivirus and shield, I'd check for conflicts with other security programs.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    This is just the plain version with no antivirus. Another annoying feature is the prompt to create backup account there doesn't seem to be a way to disable that.
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